8 TOP ATTRACTIONS IN IRVING, TEXAS
Looking for attractions in Irving, Texas? We’ve compiled a list of the top visited locations in the area. Whether you like art, music, food, or history, Irving has something for you. The City of Irving is conveniently located between Fort Worth and Dallas, just minutes away from DFW Airport.
Attractions In Irving, Texas
Mustangs at Las Colinas
The Mustangs of Las Colinas is an amazing sculpture located in the center of Williams Square. The sculpture depicts wild mustangs galloping across a stream. Adjacent to the sculpture is the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum, where visitors can learn about the creation and history of the amazing sculpture.
National Scouting Museum
Do you enjoy the works of Normal Rockwell? Try checking out the National Scouting Museum for a tour of the history of the Boy Scouts of America. This 53,000 square foot museum features various exhibits, including a man-made mountain structure with virtual reality experiences.
Irving Convention Center
This massive 275,000 square foot venue utilizes natural light throughout each space to stand out as a unique convention center. Each year, many different and exciting conferences and events are hosted at the Irving Convention Center. Additionally, a new entertainment district, The Music Factory, will open adjacent to the convention center in the Spring of 2017, featuring more than 25 restaurants, concert venues, and more.
Founders Plaza Observation Area
Founder’s Plaza over the years has become a favorite among aviation fans and families alike. The area is a fantastic spot to watch incoming and outgoing aircraft from DFW Airport. The area features picnic tables, telescopes, and even a radio that broadcasts the local FAA tower communications!
Irving Arts Center
This massive 10-acre complex is home to two theaters, four galleries, meeting spaces, and sculpture garden. Each year, the Irving Arts Center hosts over 1,300 events and welcomes 100,000 visitors. Check out their website and future events here.
Texas Greenbelt Trinity Trail
The greenbelt is a wilderness area with over 10 miles of multi-use trails and waterways for bicyclists, hikers, kayakers and others. The area is a perfect place to spend a beautiful day or enjoy a picnic!
Ruth Paine House Museum
Ruth Paine’s house is where alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald spent the night before the Kennedy Assassination, and was turned into a museum by the City of Irving in 2013. This multimedia museum is a must-see for history buffs visiting the area.
Irving Heritage District
If you’re a fan of history, the Irving Heritage District is a perfect way to dive into the area’s rich historic past. Heritage Park is home to recreations of cabin from the 1800s, as well as Irving’s first water tower, windmill, and library.
For more on attractions in Irving, Texas, check out the local visitors page here.
Accommodations in Irving, Texas
When coming to visit Irving, TX, be sure book your stay at the Wingate by Wyndham hotel in Dallas. The convenient location provides easy access to all major highways and is a short distance away from downtown Dallas. The hotel features a free shuttle to and from DFW Airport as well as the surrounding area and locations mentioned above.